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on the tonight show with steve allen in 1954 >> go to better places and sing pop songs. do a different kind of act. a singing act ♪ there's love in the air >> osgood: he showed off his talent when charles comingwood came calling on the cbs broadcast person to person in 1960. ♪ l is for the way you look at me ♪ >> osgood: and starting in 1962, andy williams was singing on his own variety show on nbc. where he had plenty of big-name company along the way. everyone from count bassy to tony bennett. ♪ there is no other life >> reporter: bing crosby and judy garland. ray charles. ♪ tell your mama, going to send you back to arkansas ♪ >> reporter: for a show that had a somewhat stodgy image among the younger generation williams welcomed new acts including the beach boys and even a singer from england >> ladies and gentlemen, elton john ♪ it's a little bit funny >> reporter: speaking of fledgling performers. >> what is your name? sammy reporter: who can forget andy williams introducing the very young osmonds? not that there wasn't sadness along the way. a friend of senator robert ken
. here's steve hartman. >> that's history reporter: history it's actually history reporter: pumpkin history. for david in and pumpkin growers across the globe, this is the year they've all been waiting for, the year they would hopefully get to see a pumpkin that makes these look like pom granite seeds, that dwarfs even the 1500-pound giants you see at contests, a pumpkin so massive most growers thought the pound adjust wasn't possible >> it would basically implode. that the shell of the pumpkin the ribs inside wouldn't be strong enough to hold that weight >> reporter: like aerospace and the sound barrier, sports and its four-minute mile, the holy grail for giant pumpkin people has always been the one-ton pumpkin. for decades growers have been pursuing this in vein. >> 1500 pounds reporter: but a few months ago rumors started circulating that there were some giants growing in the backyard of this house in green rhode island even though the owner planted foliage to discourage looky-lous, people were trying to get a peak. the grower wanted to downplay expectations until at least one of
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